Susukino Ice Festival and Nakajima Koen Yuki Akari

Today, we checked out the ice sculptures in Susukino, ate delicious fruit tarts, wandered through Odori Koen again, rested a little, had a yummy J-Italian dinner, and then wandered through a romantic candlelight snow light-up in Nakajima Koen.

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This ice sculpture is called “Beauty and Legendary Bird”.

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A close-up of a leopard sculpture. Check out the spots!!

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Phoenix.

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I thought that this fish castle was really cool.

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Ice carving commemorating the start of this year’s festival.

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A mermaid and a seahorse. I thought the bubble details were amazing.

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The ice seems to be frozen in bricks. Here is a close-up of one.

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A cool dragon.

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The seafood of Hokkaido.

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We went to Fruitscake Factory and it was delightful. We both got the kinkan and honey tart. Kinkan are delightful baby oranges with edible skin.

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For dinner, we went to a Jatalian restaurant. (Japanese Italian.) We got free bread and a salad to start.

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We also got a pizza with three kinds of mushrooms and green peppers. Yum!!!

After our dinner, we headed to Nakajima Koen to see the snow light up.

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They had lanterns made from ice!!

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Here is a close up of the ice lanterns.

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Teddy in front of the lanterns.

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A nod to the Winter Olympics.

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More cute lanterns.

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A cute snow chimney.

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A heart lantern.

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There were many recycled lanterns. Some were made from paper, some from PET bottles, some from paper cups…

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This is an ICE KALEIDOSCOPE. Like, seriously. It was amazing. I tried to take a picture to do it justice, but it was near impossible.

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Look at all the lanterns!!!!

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A cute cat with glowing eyes!!

Well, that is all for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing Susukino and Nakajima Koen!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shirley Donehoo
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 00:41:31

    This is so amazing! Love all the sculptures! I like the lanterns. Those are beautiful!

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  2. Marie Elder
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 02:14:50

    Beautiful!!!! I love the detail on the sculptures.

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  3. Barbara Lange
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 04:29:01

    This is the best festival EVER! Spectacular!! I wish I were there with you. Have fun!! The food looks great, too!

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  4. May
    Sep 30, 2015 @ 13:15:03

    wow that is beautiful!
    Will there be candlelight snow light-up in Nakajima Koen during December?
    thanks!

    Reply

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